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Wal-Mart shoppers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Wal-Mart’s new tool gives out competitors prices

NEW YORK (AP) — The “Every Day Low Price” king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it has rolled out an online tool that […]

03/21/2014

An employee re-stocks X-Box sets at a Wal-Mart in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Wal-Mart takes aim at $2B used video game market

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart plans to start buying used video games from shoppers at stores in a move that goes after the bread-and-butter business of GameStop. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. plans to expand its current […]

03/18/2014

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Low-wage jobs unexpectedly a way of life for many

  WASHINGTON (AP) — For years, many Americans followed a simple career path: Land an entry-level job. Accept a modest wage. Gain skills. Leave eventually for a better-paying job. The workers benefited, and so did […]

03/12/2014

In this Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, photo, Tracey Anderson, 26, re-stocks X-Box sets on opening day of a new Wal-Mart on Georgia Avenue Northwest in Washington. Wal-Mart said Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, that its fiscal fourth-quarter and full-year adjusted earnings from continuing operations may come in at or slightly below the low end of its prior forecasts. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Wal-Mart, Amazon show changing shopping habits

NEW YORK (AP) — The financial strains and shifting shopping habits of Americans have led to uneven fortunes for retailers. Traditional consumer companies like Wal-Mart and Mattel have continued to struggle as Americans spend more […]

01/31/2014

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Los Angeles grocers, shoppers to kick plastic bags Jan. 1

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Single-use plastic bags will be banished from most major grocery, drug and convenience stores in the city of Los Angeles under a law that takes effect Wednesday. Many of Los Angeles […]

12/30/2013

The Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Court says health plan lawsuit cutoff legal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says a contractual limit on suing over health plan benefits is legal. The high court unanimously ruled against Julie Heimeshoff, who worked as a Wal-Mart senior public relations manager. […]

12/16/2013

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DC Council unanimously approves minimum wage hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest. The vote by the 13-member council follows a national […]

12/03/2013

Americans click for deals on Cyber Monday

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s the day of the online deal. Millions of shoppers are expected to click on items on Monday as retailers rev up deals to grab online holiday shopping dollars on the […]

12/02/2013

An outdoor sign for Walmart.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Wal-Mart: Some Bangladesh factories failed audits

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart said about 10 of more than six dozen Bangladesh garment factories failed safety checks in audits it commissioned. The retailer hired Bureau Veritas to check some 200 factories it uses […]

11/17/2013

Workers at the Target Technology Innovation Center office in San Francisco. Target Corp. is among a growing number of old-line retailers opening  technology hubs in recent months in high-tech colonies, particularly in Silicon Valley and San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Shopping-Tech Mash-Up: Retailers take on Silicon Valley

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Software engineers wearing jeans and flip flops test the latest smartphone apps. Walls and windows double as whiteboards where ideas are jotted down. And a mini basketball net is in the […]

11/15/2013

An outdoor sign for Walmart.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Wal-Mart steps up competition for holiday shopping

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Tuesday that it will start offering its holiday deals at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving at its stores — two hours earlier than last year. The world’s largest retailer will stagger holiday […]

11/12/2013

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Wal-Mart kicks off holiday shopping season online

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping. The world’s largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that […]

11/01/2013

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